Part 8 the Series, “Of Monkeys, Mice and Men: From Natural Bodies to Digitized Bots”
I will keep this comparatively short and sweet . . .
I consider myself a honey enthusiast. I am not a beekeeper, although I purchase local raw honey from reputable beekeepers. When I say “reputable,” I do not imply that I have verified through some meticulous process that their honey is 100 percent pesticide-free, or superior in flavor and consistency than another. I simply seek out, and consume, honey using my intuition and asking basic questions about the purveyors’ source and methodology. In any case, I indulge in the consumption of raw honey nearly every day for culinary purposes — in my herbal teas, on my fresh fruit, on gluten-free toast, and sometimes by the spoonful sprinkled with cinnamon and cardamom. As I said, I am a honey enthusiast.
Recently, instead of a local store purchase, I ordered New Zealand-produced Manuka honey online. Though I can buy it in nearby stores, it is produced exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. I have been enjoying raw Manuka honey for the last five years, for its potentially therapeutic properties, including internal healing, such as aiding in digestion and anti-inflammation. I always keep some on hand in the event of external wounds as well. It is an expensive item, so I use it sparingly. If you are not familiar with Manuka honey and its individualized “grading system” called Unique Manuka Factor (UMF), please read here.
Due to its purported medicinal value, and its UMF ranking (in addition to other rating systems), Manuka honey production is recognized for its strict enforcement. This also follows because as one of the most expensive honey products, the adulteration and “counterfeiting” of Manuka honey is reportedly rampant. Hence, it should not have been a surprise when I saw that this particular Manuka honey brand had a scannable Quick Response (QR) code on the jar lid, to verify its traceability, and therefore, its authenticity. I had not noticed that when ordering.
I am curious about the origins of the Manuka honey I purchased, but I am not about to scan the QR code, as it’s not something I have ever done, nor wish to do (I would much prefer reading a paper insert). Nonetheless, I was inquisitive about the “Trust Code” as indicated on the label of the QR-coded jar. I decided to research its background, which you can read here. Essentially, the QR product tracing codes are produced by Trust Codes Limited, a New Zealand technology company. Apparently, in 2016, Paul Ryan, CEO of Trust Codes, was a featured speaker at the 2019 Global Blockchain Summit in Adelaide, Australia.
The Global Blockchain Summit was hosted by the Australian Davos Connection (ADC), not surprisingly, founded by the Australian members of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF has its fingerprints all over the development and implementation of QR codes, which are integral to blockchain technologies. Following is a description of the ADC Global Blockchain Summit from the ADC website:
“The ADC Global Blockchain Summit brings Australian business leaders together with world leading entrepreneurs, financiers, regulators, researchers and innovators to focus on strategies and practical applications for business growth via blockchain technologies and systems . . . The Summit’s key topics will intersect business, public policy and the regulatory environment. Sessions and workshops, to be presented by a range of high-calibre and influential leaders from Australia and internationally, will explore the Summit theme Distributed Ledgers & Digital Assets: Confronting A Revolution of Change . . . ADC Forum is undertaking this initiative in collaboration with ADCA, Australia’s blockchain industry association who will participate in both the design of the event program and in attracting speakers and participants through its extensive network in the blockchain community.”
I could not help but think of impending vaccine passports, and the report this week indicating that New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has instituted the “no jab, no job” policy for all border workers. In February 2021, Ardern announced that she is considering compulsory QR code scanning to access public spaces. Back in August 2020, Ardern had already mandated that all businesses display the government-instituted COVID-19 TRACER app QR code at their respective entry points.
While food manufacturers desire to prove that their consumables are “trust-worthy,” it seems that human beings are being encouraged (and potentially coerced) to use smartphone apps as reminders to get vaccinated and to present verification (via their smartphones) that they are verifiably “clean” from contagious disease. Concomitantly, the WEF rolled out their version of immune passports, called CommonPass, which entails that vaccine recipients will display a QR code that can be scanned at public events and when using public transportation. Israel has also implemented its QR-coded Green Pass, a digitized permit allowing vaccinated people entry into public establishments. For more detailed information, please see Alison McDowell’s March 2021 analysis on the current roll out of medical status “pass” systems and their implications with regard to human capital impact investing, biometric digital identities, and medical geofencing.
By the way, if any readers here continue to think that this COVID operation was hatched and instituted by the Chinese Communist Party, then they have not been paying attention to the bio-fascist tyrannical workings being devised across the globe.
Where is all of this heading? Do the elites plan to storyboard a future in which they warn of the production of counterfeit humans (think androids in Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — which was set in 2021!), thereby requiring humans (which, more accurately, someday may be post-humans), to biologically embed QR codes for verification and traceability of their birth and human-ness? Alternatively, will current humans simply fall in line with embedded QR codes due to a matter of convenience, to gain access to public venues, and eventually to use as digital payments? Will we someday be encoded with QR codes on our foreheads (as depicted here in this very low-budget 7-minute dystopian sci-fi short)? If you chalk this up to sci-fi babble and conjecture, please see this January 2015 study involving QR coding of embryos (initially tested on mice, but then applied to humans) in the field of assisted reproductive technology. The digital tagging and tracing of human embryos (called the IVF-guardian security system) is purported to address the “mixing-up” of embryos, such that it affords prospective parents increased confidence that the embryos they receive are indeed their offspring.
Are unvaccinated humans quickly becoming the new untouchables — the unclean, the unwashed, the untracked, the unupdated, the unverified? Will those who are not scannable in a biometric-obsessed biosecurity state-run caste system be considered biohazards? See here, here, here, and here for examples of a global two-tiered caste system already being implemented. Will this digitized health verification (and bifurcation) system be more widely applied in the US in the very near future?
Addendum: Alison McDowell posted to Twitter today (April 14, 2021) this satirical glimpse into a QR-coded panopticon future (set in 2022) — with QR-coded babies!